Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mandela is Deserving of Praise in South Africa, but NOT USA

Nelson Mandela
John R. Houk
© December 8, 2013

I have been amazed about how devoted American politicians and the American media has been giving Nelson Mandela a singular picture of praise. It is established that Mandela was a Marxist despite personal denials of Communism. Columnist Trevor Loudon has done a little digging and found out in Mandela’s death the South African Communist Party praised him asserting Mandela’s early membership and SACP joint political support with the African National Congress. Here is an excerpt of Loudon’s discovered quote from the SACP on Mandela’s passing:

At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee. To us as South African communists, Cde Mandela shall forever symbolise the monumental contribution of the SACP in our liberation struggle. The contribution of communists in the struggle to achieve the South African freedom has very few parallels in the history of our country. After his release from prison in 1990, Cde Madiba became a great and close friend of the communists till his last days…. (South African Communists Finally Admit Nelson Mandela’s Party Leadership Role; By Trevor Loudon; New Zeal; 12/7/13 3:47 am EST)

Honestly though Nelson Mandela does deserve some exemplary credit. Even with Mandela’s association with the old Soviet Union during the days the ANC was illegal, emerging as the President of the new post-Apartheid South Africa Mandela literally prevented a blood bath between the former White Rulers and the new ruling Black majority. Here is a list of seven legacy moments I have derived from Alastair Jamieson writing for World News from NBC.

1.  ANC figurehead Chris Hani was assassinated by extreme Afrikaner Right Wingers in 1993. Mandela called for interracial calm with his reputation as the then symbolic national leader against the White Supremacism of Apartheid:

Now is the time for all South Africans to stand together against those who, from any quarter, wish to destroy what Chris Hani gave his life for – the freedom of all of us.”

Mandela was elected President in 1994.

2.  Forsaking bloodshed: Mandela representing Black Majority and F. W. de Klerk representing the White Minority took mutual stands to stave off a bloodbath.

3.  Forging a political path: Mandela led South Africa into full enfranchisement for all citizens – Black, White and Brown (i.e. Asian Indians and other smaller racial factions).

4.  Mandela reintroduced South Africa to the Global Stage: Western Powers had engaged in sanctions due to Apartheid. Mandela ended Apartheid thus removing sanctions from the South African economy.

5.  Peace and forgiveness:

Mandela’s biggest influence on the new South Africa was his personal determination that anger over the crimes of the past, including his 27 years as a political prisoner, should not motivate future laws and actions. Key to this was his 1995 establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission that investigated historic human rights violations and gave vent to grievances.

6.  A cultural power: Mandela’s “rainbow nation” politically enabled sports on an international basis to again occur in South Africa, including sports that have typically White appreciated sport in South Africa such as Cricket and Rugby.

7.  Mandela’s “A generous soul”:

“… (E)xtensive charitable work, including the creation of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and 46664 – the HIV-AIDS initiative named after his prison number.”

Clearly Mandela has room for significant praise for his accomplishments in South Africa. And yet still I have a problem with the complete whitewash that Mandela’s anti-American politics in relation to his Marxist affinity for running South Africa politically.

In the spirit of not whitewashing anti-Capitalist and thus anti-American politics here is another update from Cliff Kincaid’s USA Survival News as a part of the America’s Survival, Inc. via email.

JRH 12/8/13
Our New Video Exposing Mandela

By Cliff Kincaid
Sent: 11/6/13 11:08 PM
Sent from: USA Survival News

Dear Friend of America's Survival:

We have posted a short video highlighting Nelson Mandela's secret membership in the South African Communist Party and involvement in communist terrorism.

You won't find this information anywhere else. We will be posting a column on this topic on

In addition to the evidence of Mandela's secret membership in the Communist Party, there is what he said openly. A good source is the book, In the Words of Nelson Mandela, edited by Jennifer Crwys-Williams. The Mandela quotations include:

"For many decades communists were the only political group in South Africa who were prepared to treat Africans as human beings and their equals; who were prepared to eat with us; talk with us, live with us and work with us."

These words by Mandela were spoken from the dock at the Rivonia treason trial in 1964. It was at this same trial, however, that he categorically denied being a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP). He lied.

·         Other famous quotations from Mandela, included in the book, include:

·         "Islam has enriched and become part of Africa; in turn, Islam was transformed and Africa became part of it."

·         "The people of Libya shared he trenches with us in our struggle for freedom." (Spoken at a banquet in Tripoli, Libya in 1997).

·         "He [Moammar Gaddafi] helped us at a time when we were all alone, when those who are now saying we should not come here were helping our enemies." (Spoken at the start of his 1997 trip to Libya).

·         "My brother leader." (about Gaddafi).

Gaddafi was the terrorist leader who killed 189 Americans, most of them college students, on Pan Am 103. The year was 1988.

 Mandela and Gaddafi 1997
Mandela praised Gaddafi nine years later.

At the time, the New York Times noted:

Mr. Mandela had twice visited Libya before, this is his first trip since becoming President [of South Africa] in 1994. No Western leader has visited Libya since the sanctions were imposed after Colonel Qaddafi refused to turn over suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Richard V. Hurley, President of the University of Mary Washington (Virginia), sent out a message declaring that flags on campus will fly at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela.

He said: "Mandela, former president of South Africa and revolutionary leader, activist, freedom fighter, and heroic icon in the fight against apartheid, represented to many the moral voice of a nation, a political movement, and served as the soul of change—creating equality and freedom where none existed."

This secret communist who lied about his commitment to communism was a freedom fighter?

Hurley went on, "Mandela's experience shared a common spirit with the U.S. civil rights movement of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and beyond, yet for Mandela his voice and activism resulted in 27 years of imprisonment by the apartheid government in control of South Africa at the time."

Of course, he was imprisoned for communist terrorism targeting civilians and innocent people.
This guy Hurley is an "educated" man. Watch out.

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Mandela is Deserving of Praise for South Africa, but NOT USA
John R. Houk
© December 8, 2013
Our New Video Exposing Mandela

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